Attorney Elizabeth Mote

A Columbus native, Liz grew up in German Village and graduated from Columbus Academy in 2003 as valedictorian.

She then attended Kenyon College, where, taking full advantage of their liberal arts tradition, she focused on Ancient Greek language, literature, and history, even studying abroad in Greece. She earned her B.A. in Classics in 2007, graduating cum laude.

After college, she attended Capital University Law School, where she was on the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team and had externships with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. She obtained her J.D. in 2010, again graduating cum laude.

Liz has experience in a broad variety of legal matters, from criminal defense to complex civil litigation in addition to foreclosure and employment law. In addition to defending those charged in criminal cases, Liz focuses on serious injury, wrongful death claims, and other complex consumer matters. She has an overarching commitment to help her clients find positive solutions in all types of cases.

Liz has been a member of national and local bar associations since law school and is involved in Women Lawyers of Franklin County and the Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Inn of Court. She is an avid runner and enjoys being outdoors as much as possible, including gardening, skiing, kayaking, and backpacking.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2010

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

  • United States Supreme Court, 2019


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio

    • Juris Doctorate, cum laude - May, 2010

  • Kenyon University, Gambier, Ohio

    • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude - 2007

    • Major: Classics

  • Columbus Academy - 2003

    • Valedictorian